Yesterday's Outage (And Other Trivia)

This server went down on February 29 in a hard drive crash, taking some 36 hours to fully restore. That was the first interruption of service since the summer of 2009 with an other cause than overloading.

Through a combination of preparedness, technical skill, and dumb luck, the server has been restored to full functionality without any loss of data whatsoever. I apologize for the interruption in service. (The server is on the balcony of my flat. The photo above is authentic, although once the server is operational again, I tend to tidy the place up a little.)

Other than that, February was a good month for Falkvinge & Co. on Infopolicy. For the first month ever, this blog surpassed one million page views in a month, with 430k unique visitors.

Total data served in February was slightly more than 800 gigabytes in 36.8 million requests.

(And the old national telco monopolies think you don’t need more than two gigs of transfered data per month. Ridiculous! This is a private server running in my home running a personal blog, and it draws upwards of a terabyte per month. That’s before counting any sharing of digitized culture that I might do on top.)

Oh, and I also realized the Calendar tab didn’t show my speaking gigs for 2012, it was stuck on 2011. Fixed.

Rick Falkvinge

Rick is the founder of the first Pirate Party and a low-altitude motorcycle pilot. He lives on Alexanderplatz in Berlin, Germany, roasts his own coffee, and as of right now (2019-2020) is taking a little break.


  1. Andrew Norton

    Glad it wasn’t something i did when I posted my last piece, because I often seem to do that (inadvertently crash computer systems).

    Yay for it being back up and running!

    1. Ian G

      Well your name dictates that scenario… 😛

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